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Chemical Peels For Treatment of Acne Scars

In case you have been facing challenges and have tried all possible methods of getting rid of acne scars then this one is for you- to chemical peels for acne scars.


The Chemical removes a thin layer of dead skin and the later reveals the fresh skin which is absolutely scarless. For completely getting rid acne scars one may require few sitting to see the full effect.


An individual can easily perform the process while visiting your local beauty salon or a dermatologist however the chemical peel cost should be added. The acids which are used for chemical peels are available for the general public but cannot be used by anyone but a specialist. There are various types of acids for the chemical peels and most of these are not advisable for home use. Some of these acids are stronger than the others and it is suggested that the beginners first begin with the mildest type and gradually move up.


Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) and the beta-hydroxy acids (BHAS) come with chemical peels. BHAS are typically milder than AHA and entail the salicylic acid, which is commonly found in coloring, washing, moisturizers and are meant for acne prone skin.


The mildest acid chemical peel is the Lactic acid and this is apt for beginners for the scars which are caused from acne. A beginner should only start with up to 40% concentration. For good results, one must run shell every week or every 2 weeks until they have undergone roughly 4-6 treatments.


Another popular chemical peel for removal of acne scars is the Glycolic acid. The glycolic acid, lactic acid is stronger; therefore beginners should ideally start with low concentration as 20% and then slowly move ahead. The learners can also perform the procedure in the clinic of a dermatologist.


For tearing acne, Salicylic acid peels are used but this will not remove the acne scars.


One can pass peels with glycolic acid and salicylic acid peels for treating the acne and scars.


TCA is known as one of the strongest acid. It is advisable to try using other acids prior to using TCA and concentrations of more than 35% are not at all advisable for usage at home and there are very high chances of scarring if this is not used appropriately.


It should be noted that a chemical peel requires some amount of recovery time, but it can drastically enhance and improve the overall appearance of the skin. While performing the procedure the dermatologist uses a specially purified form of acid in the skin, which leads to top layer of skin to peel off. The skin is visible as layers and typically crops a more uniform complexion and is smoother than before.


This is the process performed while dealing with various skin related challenges such as age spots, rosacea, fine lines and mild acne scars. A negative aspect of this procedure is that is leads to sagging skin or wrinkles. The chemical peels can also be used on the chest, neck and hands apart from the face for improving the skin tone. Dermatologists are the ones who decide which peel would suit a patient depending on the type of skin age, the type of problems which the patient wants to get treated and how long will it take for the patient to recover. Deep peels often require prescription pain medication during or post-surgery, and the longer the recovery time, the less powerful are the peels. While the chemical is on the skin, generally patients feel a warm or a tingling sensation.